Red Deer resident misses deadline to clean up properties

A Red Deer resident ordered to clean up his two cluttered properties will now face action from the City of Red Deer.

A Red Deer resident ordered to clean up his two cluttered properties will now face action from the City of Red Deer.

Dell Price was given two months by city council to get rid of heaps of scattered possessions at 5328 44th Ave. and 3710 44th St.

But with Friday’s noon deadline now past, the city now has authority under the Municipal Government Act to go in and do it at his cost.

Inspections and Licensing Department manager Paul Meyette said a notice was put on Price’s gate at 44th Avenue. City crews will start clearing Wednesday morning on that site.

Price was unavailable for comment on Friday.

The clean-up at the larger property of 44th Avenue includes carting away various equipment, loose construction material and the removal of an old truck.

Inspections, Enforcement and Buildings supervisor Russ Pye said earlier the area had deteriorated to the point where items had expanded to city-owned property directly next door.

From June 2005 to February 2009, there were 37 files of correspondence on the larger site between the city and Price.

Meyette said a compliance officer dropped by on Friday.

It was uncertain if any cleanup had been done since April when council supported orders issued in January against Price.

“There was nothing significant that we could see had changed,” Meyette said.

Edmonton area consultant John Haunholter told council during a hearing that the 44th Avenue property is bounded by a fence so visibility isn’t a concern. As well, three neighbours wrote to say they had no problem with it.

Price was also told to get rid of cement, uprooted bushes and other goods at the smaller 44th Street property.

Regarding this smaller property, Meyette said the city issued a notice as well, but no date has been set for cleanup.

City cleanup costs will be charged to Price’s 2010 property taxes, Meyette said.

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